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Corey Leamon

Our Newest Project Designer

Posted by on 5/29/12 at 02:29pm

Say hello to Ashley Hereen, a recent addition to the Lake|Flato team! She comes to us most recently from Austin, Texas but was born in Las Vegas. She received her BA from Yale in 2005 and followed up with a Masters from Harvard in 2009. Her interest in the firm stems from “the sense of place… projects tied to physical and cultural contexts, sensitive to environmental opportunities and constraints, that often explore a contemporary Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

Pecha Kucha Standing Ovation

Posted by on 5/29/12 at 09:08am

In case you missed last Thursday’s PechaKucha Night, here is the presentation that received the first and only standing ovation: Rancher Linda Perez. Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

Shou-Sugi-Ban in Process

Posted by on 5/28/12 at 06:04am

Mike and Tim from Reznikoff Custom Furniture recently sent us some shots of their burning process for a shou-sugi-ban finish to be applied as an interior finish for SK Ranch. Shou-sugi-ban is the ancient Japanese technique of charring wood to naturally protect it from weather, pests and rot. The result is a gorgeous textured charcoal finish. On SK Ranch, Mike and Tim are starting with vertical grain cedar boards and finishing with a clear polyurethane sealer. Click to Read More

Jonathan Smith

Mid Atlantic Inspiration

Posted by on 5/25/12 at 09:39am

Cameron and I traveled to from Maryland to North Carolina last week and took in some architecture while catching up with friends… Click to Read More

Corey Leamon

Waller Creek Design Week Kick-Off

Posted by on 5/21/12 at 11:00am

Last week marked the start of Austin’s Waller Creek design competition between four final teams. On Tuesday, our very own David Lake, FAIA, and Robert Harris, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, with Dr. Kongjian Yu of Turenscape, spoke to a packed audience at the Blanton Museum in Austin about our team’s vision of a living and productive landscape for Waller Creek. Afterward, the team was eager to hit the ground running and worked through the Click to Read More

Big Bend: Rocks and Hard Places

Posted by on 5/21/12 at 04:05am

After hearing innumerable accounts of the raw beauty of Big Bend National Park, two fresh-faced LFer’s embarked on a four night excursion in the Chisos backcountry. Repeatedly battered by the unforgiving wilderness, what were once the innocent, emerged weathered, salty adventurers. For those pressed for time: snakes, unknown creatures in the night, wind, rain, fog, mud, and mud. Click to Read More

jennifer young

Connecting Nature to Design

Posted by on 5/18/12 at 02:19pm

What are the Bottom Line Benefits of Biophilic Design? How can our designs more effectively connect with Nature? These are some of the questions being discussed at this year’s AIA Convention by a panel including Jason McLennan, founder and creator of the Living Building Challenge, William Browning, partner of Terrapin Bright Green, and Bob Berkebile, founding principal of BNIM Architects. Read a short article about this panel’s discussion here. Click to Read More

The Project: Broadford Farm Pavilion Location: Hailey, Idaho Project Team: Brian Korte AIA, Jay Pigford AIA, David Lake FAIA, Dale Riser Click to Read More

Rand Pinson

Digital Pin-up: 2001 Odyssey Porch House

Posted by on 4/23/12 at 05:00pm

2001 Odyssey, located in Wimberly, TX is a family retreat featuring Porch House modules and site specific components. The setbacks have created a small buildable area on the heavily wooded triangular lot. To help negotiate the terrain, a retaining wall runs the length of the small bluff and pushes the house further down the site and away from the bordering road. A wood slat wall faces west to help cut down the low angled sun and allows for Click to Read More

Sam H. Pepper

LF Celebrates Graduate School Victories

Posted by on 4/23/12 at 10:41am

This past week, interns Lizzie Marrin, Thomas Johnston and Nathan Geller committed to their graduate schools of choice. Next fall, Lizzie will be starting her Masters at Rice University, Thomas will be juggling schoolwork with extra-curricular activities at UT Austin, and Nathan will be throwing snowballs at Syracuse University. To celebrate and congratulate them, LF descended upon local favorite The Monterey where we enjoyed a brew or two courtesy of our client Real Ale. Click to Read More